A Day in the Life of Diabetes by Jay Dickman

During American Diabetes Month® this November, the American Diabetes Association launched a socially-focused initiative, "A Day in the Life of Diabetes," to demonstrate the increasing impact diabetes has on our families and communities nationwide.

As part of this campaign, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Jay Dickman, volunteered his time and talent to photograph three individuals who are living with diabetes - giving us an up-close and personal glimpse into their daily lives and showing us what "A Day in the Life of Diabetes" means to them.


Estrella and her mother

Jessica Pena and her daughter Estrella

A mother changes her life so she can focus on caring for her 2-year-old daughter with type 1.


Steve Shaffer

Steve Shaffer

He has been living with type 1 diabetes for 34 years and refuses to stop partaking in his favorite hobbies.

  • Last Reviewed: July 24, 2014
  • Last Edited: April 9, 2015

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